Hunger, Homelessness & Poverty

Become an active part of the solution and engage with the following community partners

Arlington Food Assistance


Mission: Our mission is to feed our neighbors in need by providing dignified access to nutritious supplemental groceries.

Organization Contact Information: 703-845-8486 | Email:  



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Mission: Our Mission is to provide our Fairfax County area neighbors in need with short-term safety-net services and empower them to work toward long-term self-sufficiency.

Organization contact information: Sidney Arrington at | 703.273.8829



Capital Area Food Bank

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Mission: The mission of the Capital Area Food Bank is to create access to good, healthy food in every community. 

Organization Contact Information: Volunteers can register and find open shifts here: 

Questions? Contact the Volunteer Department at 202-644-9822


Carpenter's Shelter

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Mission: Carpenter’s Shelter supports people experiencing and at risk of homelessness to achieve sustainable independence through shelter and housing, guidance, education and advocacy.

Organization contact information: and application | (703) 548-7500 x213



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Mission: For nearly 50 years, Cornerstones has been helping neighbors in need overcome tough economic times in an already high cost-of-living region. They help people build more stable lives by connecting them to vital resources that solve their needs for housing, childcare, food or financial assistance.

Organization contact information:

 | (571) 323-9555 


D.C. Central Kitchen

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Mission: D.C. Central Kitchen (DCCK) combats hunger and poverty through job training and job creation. The organization provides hands-on culinary job training for individuals facing high barriers to employment while creating living wage jobs and bringing nutritious, dignified food where it is most needed. DCCK’s social ventures include serving scratch-cooked farm-to-school meals in DC schools, delivering fresh, affordable produce to corner stores in neighborhoods without supermarkets, and operating a fast-casual cafe.

Organization contact information: 


Food for Others

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Mission: Our mission is to distribute food to our neighbors in need by mobilizing our giving community and volunteers.

Organization Contact Information: 


Food Recovery Network at GMU

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Mission: Food Recovery Network unites students at colleges and universities to fight food waste and hunger by recovering surplus perishable food from their campuses and surrounding communities that would otherwise go to waste and donating it to people in need.

Organization contact information:, (757) 849-3100.

Lamb Center

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Mission: Serving our poor and homeless neighbors, transforming lives, and sharing God’s love

Organization contact information: | 703-691-3178


New Hope Housing

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Mission:New Hope Housing provides homeless families and individuals with shelter and the tools to build a better life.

Organization contact information:703-799-2293 x 11 | Email: Michelle Hook at


Northern Virginia Family Service

Mission: To empower individuals and families to improve their quality of life and to promote community cooperation and support in responding to family needs.

Organization contact information: | 571-748-2626 



Mission: PathForward’s mission is to transform lives by delivering housing solutions and pathways to stability.

Organization Contact Info: | 703-228-7815


Patriot Pantry

Mission: The Patriot Pantry provides access to non-perishable food items and toiletries to George Mason University students who are unable to afford them. We raise awareness about food insecurity and homelessness within the Mason student population. We strive to educate and unite our community.

Organization Contact Information: | 703-993-3686 


Wesley Housing

Mission: The faces of affordable housing have shifted. Housing is an issue that affects members of the community from all walks of life. Of the nearly 12,000 people in the greater Washington, D.C. region who are homeless, more than one in four are children. Learn more about our residents and who we serve.

Organization contact, 703-642-3830 ext. 235


So Others Might Eat

Mission: SOME (So Others Might Eat) is an interfaith, community-based organization that exists to help the poor and homeless of our nation's capital. We meet the immediate daily needs of the people we serve with food, clothing, and healthcare. We help break the cycle of homelessness by offering services, such as affordable housing, job training, addiction treatment, and counseling, to the poor, the elderly, and individuals with mental illness. Each day, SOME is restoring hope and dignity one person at a time. We invite you to join us. 

Organization contact information: | 202.797.8806